Madeleine probe has cost more than £10m

Undated handout photo of Madeleine McCann in an Everton Football shirt
Undated handout photo of Madeleine McCann in an Everton Football shirt

The investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann has cost more than £10 million, the Government has disclosed.

Home Office minister Lord Bates said the total cost up to the end of June was £10.1 million and the department has budgeted £2 million for the investigation over the next year.

Madeleine was three when she went missing from the family’s holiday apartment in Portugal’s Algarve on May 3, 2007.

Last year Metropolitan Police officers were sent to Praia da Luz to further investigate her disappearance.

Lord Bates disclosed the figure in an answer to a written parliamentary question from Lord Black of Brentwood.